Writing & WORKSHOPS
Students of any grade level can choose to write their own original script, bring in a script they already wrote to workshop, or write with a group of friends. All submissions must be between 20-25 minutes and be school appropriate.
Play Submissions Due by:
Thursday, September 17th
We will be holding writing workshops
via Zoom beginning August 31st - September 17th. Workshops will focus on developing character, plot, and dialogue and will have some guest playwrights joining us virtually!
This writing workshop is OPTIONAL and not a requirement for theatre classes or anyone interested in acting in the show.
Directing & Casting
Production Class and Advanced Theatre seniors who wish to direct a production will have the opportunity to read the shows and make a pitch to direct one.
Directors, chosen by Patterson and Cybulski, will hold auditions and then begin rehearsing with their
playwright and cast.
In order to audition for the show all actors must memorize and prepare a monologue in advance. All actors must be able to attend ALL rehearsals and performances.
See CALENDAR for audition and rehearsal dates.
We will use a dedicated core group of experienced sophomores, juniors, and seniors to produce the plays either for a live audience, or a virtual one.
Because we will be putting on several shows back to back, we will need a strong crew of students for the
An alumni of Morton Ranch High School, Barrett White is a writer based in Houston. He has written for clients large and small throughout Texas and beyond.
While studying Creative Writing at University of Houston, he began freelancing when he tired of his day job and hasn't slowed down since. His specialty is narrative storytelling, but he has also worked in copyrighting (both long- and short-form) and journalism.
His byline has appeared in the Houston Press, OutSmart Magazine, Spectrum South, and along the company blog of Legacy Health, the largest federally qualified health center network in Texas - to name just a few.
He has lived the life of a starving writer in a downtown 1930s studio, enjoyed crepes on the banks of the Seine, camped in his Ford Focus while traversing the United States, and almost learned rudimentary algebra in college. He's exceptionally talented at navigating public transit and lives for the noise and the bustle of the city. His love of adventure and breadth of experience informs and directs his style.
Barrett is a proud Associate Member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors.
Eric Moore is a theatrical artist based in Houston, TX and an advocate for new work. His plays have received productions in Houston and around the country. This includes his full-length play, THE DEBASERS, which had a workshop production at the University of Houston under the guidance of Theresa Rebeck and won the Edward Albee Playwriting Award. He's had multiple plays selected as finalists for both regional and national awards through the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and Texas Educational Theatre Association. He's developed new plays with PlayPenn, Curious Theatre Company, Landing Theatre Company, and Rec Room Arts. You can access his (presentable) work on his New Play Exchange profile. In addition to being a play reader for multiple festivals, he is the current Resident Dramaturg for Rec Room Arts, and Literary Associate for The Landing Theatre Company. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from the University of Houston in 2019.
An alumni of Katy Taylor High School, Connor Woods is a professional dramaturg, director, and improviser in Houston. He has worked with several theatre companies in Houston including Horse Head Theatre Co. and Houston Shakespeare Festival. Connor directed the world premiere of (De)Coded at the Houston Fringe Festival and has worked with many playwrights on new productions and staged readings. He is a member of the CSz Houston team, the head of The EaDo Comedy Show, and a teacher with the Houston School of Improv.
An alumni of The Houston School for the Visual and Performing Arts, Paige Zubel (she/they) is a Philadelphia-based playwright, dramaturg, and producer. Their plays have been developed and produced by 50+ theatre companies internationally, including Berridge Conservatory (AMOS AND THE STARS, France), Normal Ave (DEAD MEAT, NYC), and What If? Productions (A STRING BETWEEN MAN AND THE WORLD, NC). Her plays and prose have been published by houses including Smith & Kraus, One Act Play Depot, and Hashtag Queer. They are the Associate Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Clark Park, Resident Dramaturg of Paper Doll Ensemble, and a former National New Play Network Producer in Residence at InterAct Theatre Company. Zubel graduated from The Foundry, an emerging playwright's lab partnered with PlayPenn, in 2020, and is an InterAct Theatre Company Class of 2022 Core Playwright. They hold a BFA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from the University of Houston. Zubel's work is available on the New Play Exchange.